Helping Kids Find Their Own Destiny

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With each parental day that passes, I can't help but look at each of my children and analyze who they are and ponder on who and what they will become years from now. It's my duty as their Mother to facilitate their interests, harness their strengths and help them build upon their weaknesses. Finally, provide ample support in assisting them to achienve all that they want. For instance, my oldest has a dream to one day ... read more

Summer Memories Captured

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Summer Memories Captured. I know, I know. Summer isn't even half-way over so why reflect already? We still have lots of summer left! ... again, I need to convince myself of this as it's passing far too quickly. We are truly making the most of our summer 2015. We've already done many day trips and activities - even a cross Canada family vacation. We've only just started on our summer plans too! Whether it's ... read more

Breville Grind Control – Household Coffee Maker with an Adjustable Grinder

Breville Grind Control - Household Coffee Maker with an Adjustable Grinder

I was a die-hard single cup fan girl. That is until, we started camping this spring. At our creek property we have a coffee brewer, the old-style fill a whole pot kind. Know what? It tastes so good! I looked forward to my freshly brewed cup of coffee each morning, even more so than usual. I decided it was time to get that love of coffee back again, the great original taste that starts my mornings off ... read more

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

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My kids love to take photos and videos. Hmmmm, wonder where they got that from? ;) A few times in the past I've handed over a small {cheap} digital camera, yet even those give me heart palpitations when in the hands of kids. Why? Because, kids. They drop tech items no matter how careful they are, even if it's a bang into another item. Time has proven that kids just need kid-proof items. One recent item which really ... read more

How to Make Your Dinner Party Sparkle

How to Make Your Dinner Party Sparkle

With summer now here, there will be more and more opportunities to get together with friends and family. Due to the schedules being less hectic, it's a good time to get together for more dinner parties. Going to dinner parties gives you the chance to try new dishes and get new recipes under your belt. It's rare that I leave a dinner party without the thought of, 'I need to make that dish!". When hosting, it's ... read more

Divas Request Colour in their Life

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I recently read an article that Beyonce requests red toilet paper in her dressing rooms. My first reaction was all, 'Those celebs and their money - such divas!'. Yet after more thought, I wondered if red toilet paper was really that much of a big request? I mean, it's not like she's having someone sort through candies and taking out certain colours or anything {or does she?}.  Is requesting red toilet ... read more

Come to the Darkside!

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Last year I introduced you to Sphero, a fun remote-controlled round toy that is played using a tablet or phone. Now, there's a new app-enabled racing toy on the market that is pretty cool in looks and with great new features as well. Get ready for Darkside! Devious.Defiant. Diabolical. Dangerous. Few have the strength to command the dark powers bound within this robot. This is Darkside – an electrical beast ... read more

6 Steps to Better Sleep

6 Steps to Better Sleep

Do you suffer from occasional sleeplessness or restlessness? Yeah, me too *yawn*. Before kids, my career involved shift-work. Meaning, my sleeping patterns were all over the place. Despite that my old bedtime could have been 9pm, 12am or 7am {and bouncing around between then even twice a week}, I never had an issue with sleeping. Once my head hit the pillow, I was out like a light and slept right until my ... read more

Time Saving Beauty Tricks + #TimeForYou Contest

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To say that I'm a busy gal in a house of chaos, is putting it mildly. Though, I don't have to preach to the choir right? I know we all have hectic schedules and much on our plates. It's a wonder we fit it all in! Or do we? I have to admit, there are areas of my current life that do fall to the weigh-side thanks to everything else I'm juggling. I used to be the girl that wore make-up {almost} daily, stayed up-to-date on ... read more

2 Simple Steps for Big Summer Fun #TropicanaBottledSummer

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Can we all give a loud hooray for the arrival of summer? It's ok, whoop it up, I'll wait until you're done.  Today is the last day of school for my girls, so by the time you read this - summer has officially begun! Each year we try to make the most of our sunshine season, and that means much balancing of the calendar, to fit in all the fun things we want to see and do. While I do have some fun ... read more

Get Beautiful Summer Nails with Trind #TrindNailTips

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For most of my life I longed to be one whom had strong and healthy nails. For instance, my Mother had the most gorgeous nails. I still remember being school-age, sitting on the couch watching TV with her, and admiring her nails. I'd trace my finger around each one, then try to bend them with all my might - but never could. Myself? Total opposite! Instead I've always had brittle and thin nails, which bend like ... read more

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

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Here's another ode of slow cooker love - Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken! See, we make chicken in this household, a lot. So, to beat the usual and ordinary, I have to find alternate ways to make chicken. Or else the same old is just boring, and I run the risk of the kids turning up their noses. Not out of dislike, but of repetition. And, we all don't handle that very well at all. Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken is easy, ... read more